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Six of the Best TV Shows to Binge for Fall

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Fall has arrived. That means football, school buses, pumpkin spiced everything, leaves falling off trees, leaves being raked into piles, wind blowing the leaves back around the yard and raking all the leaves into a new pile to start the process again. Such is the cycle of life. Oh, and it also means new seasons of some of the best TV shows!
Even if you had all the time in the world, there’s no way you could watch every amazing TV show that’s on right now. Why guess at what you should be watching when you could binge these shows instead and then dive right into their new seasons?

The Good Place – Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on NBC

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When Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) dies, she happily finds herself welcomed to The Good Place by its Architect (Ted Danson). But Eleanor quickly realizes someone made a mistake and that she should have ended up in The Bad Place, leading her to desperately figure out a way to stay without being found out. Created by Michael Schur, who was also behind both Parks & Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-NineThe Good Place is one of the funniest new shows on TV and currently sports a 95% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Where can you binge it?

The short, 13 episode first season is available on Netflix.

Nathan for You – Thursdays at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central

A spoof on low budget “people from TV appear to fix your life or business” reality shows, Nathan for You’s hilarity is rooted in the awkward sincerity with which Nathan convinces real people to pursue incredibly dumb ideas in order to improve their businesses. Nathan for You is entering its fourth season and only seems to get better as it goes. Though it is not officially rated by Rotten Tomatoes, it has an audience freshness score of 93%.

Where can you binge it?

All episodes are available for free on Comedy Central’s website. You simply need to enter your Cox login information to access all previous episodes.

Better Things – Thursdays at 10 p.m. on FX

A dramatic comedy from Louis CK and Pamela Adlon (who also stars), Better Things follows the life of a single mother as she attempts to succeed as a working actress in LA while raising three kids. Though not yet nearly as popular as Louie, Better Things is as critically acclaimed, with a 94% fresh rating for its first season.

Where can you binge it?

The first season is available through Cox On Demand. Go to Channel 1 or Press the “On Demand” button to find it.

Speechless – Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. on ABC

A friendly, irreverent drama that follows a family as they attempt to find the best possible education for their oldest son, who has been rendered speechless by Cerebral Palsy. Its first season was one of the best reviewed of 2016, earning it a 98% fresh rating from critics.

Where can you binge it?

The first season can be watched for free on ABC’s website when you use your Cox customer log in information.

Riverdale – Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. on the CW

An updated take on the characters from Archie, Betty, Jughead and the other characters from the Archie comics, Riverdale successfully made a weird, fun, interesting show out of books most people currently associate with the grocery store check-out stand. Though not as highly rated as the other shows on this list, its 88% fresh rating still made it one of the most applauded new shows of last year.

Where can you binge it?

The first season is available through Cox on Demand. Go to Channel 1 or Press the “On Demand” button to find it.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Saturdays at 9 p.m. on BBC America

Adapted from a Douglas Adams’ (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) novel series of the same name, Dirk Gently follows its eccentric titular character as he solves bizarre and often sci-fi related mysteries. The lowest rated show on this list, with a still very good 72% fresh rating, its first season had a slow start but improved as it went, leading to anticipation that this season will be even stronger than the last.

Where can you binge it?

The first season is available on the BBC America website. You simply need to use your Cox customer login information to access each episode.

*Note: All show timings are in EST.



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